DECATUR — Five errors helped spell doom for the NorthWood High School baseball team in the Class 3A Bellmont Regional on Saturday, June 7.
The Panthers lost 6-3 to Yorktown in the regional semifinals, although losing pitcher Vincent Miranda gave up no earned runs in the game.
Miranda, Hunter Lane and Chad Sellers each had a pair of hits for the Panthers, who scored all three of their runs in the seventh inning.
Catcher Nathan Philllips slugged a three-run homer for Yorktown, while winning pitcher Jake Preston had two hits and drove in a run
NorthWood’s season is over with a 21-6 record, while Yorktown (17-11) advanced to play will play Fort Wayne Dwenger for the regional title
3A Bellmont Regional
Yorktown 6, NorthWood 3
NorthWood 000 000 3 — 3 7 5
Yorktown 003 003 x — 6 9 1
Vincent Miranda (L); Jacob Preston (W) and Nathan Phillips.
NorthWood: Hits — Hunter Lane 2, Chad Sellers 2, Miranda 2. 2B — Lane.
Yorktown: Hits — Barr 2, Phillips 2, Preston 2. HR — Phillips. 2B — Black Upchurch. RBI — Phillips 3
Records: NorthWood 21-6, Yorktown 17-12.
Other semifinal: FW Dwenger 11, Norwell 9.
Next: Yorktown or FW Dwenger in Class 3A semistate at Kokomo or Plymouth Saturday, June 14.